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HEALTH

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2005 Session


Abortion; contraception not to constitute. Adding  18.2-72.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 456 (C))
Abortion; lawful procedure. Amending  18.2-72. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 114 (F))
Abortion; procedure if performed after first trimester. Adding 18.2-73.1. (Patron-Black, HB 1315 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 371 (F))
Abortion; systematic reporting. Adding  32.1-162.23, 32.1-162.24 and 32.1-162.25. (Patron-Black, HB 479 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-102.2, 32.1-123, 32.1-125, 32.1-125.1, 32.1-126, 32.1-127, 32.1-129, 32.1-130, 32.1-131, 32.1-133 and 32.1-135. (Patron-Reid, HB 1290 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-123, 32.1-125, 32.1-125.1, 32.1-126, 32.1-127, 32.1-129, 32.1-130, 32.1-131, 32.1-133 and 32.1-135. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 116 (F))
Absentee ballots; solicitation of applications in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Adding 24.2-701.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1351 (C))
Adoption, marriage and divorce records; deletes statements indicating racial designations. Amending  32.1-262, 32.1-267 and 32.1-268. (Patron-Marsh, SB 223 (Chapter 88))
AIDS resource and consultation centers; support services activities. Amending  32.1-11.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1477 (F))
Ambulance permits; to be consistent with federal requirements. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 627 (Chapter 139))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; summary suspension of licenses or approvals. Adding  54.1-516.1. (Patron-Drake, HB 462 (Chapter 222))
Asbestos or lead abatement activities; necessity for license. Amending  54.1-503. (Patron-Drake, HB 463 (Chapter 133))
Assisted living facilities; exception to regulatory requirement for those with Alzheimer’s care units. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 635 (Chapter 910))
Assisted living facilities; regulations for emergency electrical systems. Amending  63.2-1732. (Patron-Blevins, SB 181 (Chapter 673))
Assisted living facilities; regulations for serving residents with mental illness, mental retardation or substance abuse problems. Amending  37.1-189.1 and 63.2-100; adding  63.2-1802.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 424 (C))
Assisted reproductive technology program; disclosure of gamete donors. Adding  32.1-162.15:1 and 32.1-162.15:2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 305 (C))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; increases participating physician and hospital assessment. Amending 38.2-5001, 38.2-5009 and 38.2-5020. (Patron-Tata, HB 1407 (Chapter 931); Devolites, SB 687 (Chapter 896))
Blood-lead testing issues; Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services and Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish a task force to facilitate communication and cooperation thereon, report. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 46 (F))
Building Code; standards for fire detection and suppression systems in assisted living facilities, residential dwelling units for senior citizens, nursing homes and facilities. Amending 36-99.5:1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 183 (Chapter 584))
Charitable corporations; direct purchase from cooperative procurements by free clinics. Amending  2.2-1120. (Patron-Brink, HB 1441 (Chapter 484))
Cigarettes; tax increased, use for funding police and teacher salaries and Medicaid. Amending  58.1-1001, 58.1-3830, 58.1-3831 and 58.1-3840. (Patron-Potts, SB 269 (I) See SB465)
Cigarettes; tax increased, use for Medicaid Program. Amending 58.1-1001, 58.1-3831 and 58.1-3840; adding  58.1-1017.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 886 (F))
Cigarettes; tax increased, use for Medicaid Program. Amending 58.1-1001 and 58.1-3831; adding  58.1-1017.1. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 103 (F))
Cigarettes and tobacco products; tax increased, revenue deposited in Health Care Fund. Amending  58.1-1001, 58.1-1009 and 58.1-1018; adding  32.1-366, 32.1-367 and 58.1-1021.01 through 58.1-1021.05. (Patron-Chichester, SB 465 (F))
Communicable diseases of public health threat; procedure for quarantine and isolation. Amending  2.2-3705, 17.1-503, 32.1-42, 32.1-43, 32.1-44, 32.1-45, 32.1-48, 32.1-48.01 through 32.1-48.04, 32.1-116.3, 32.1-127.1:03, 44-146.16 and 44-146.17; adding  32.1-48.05 through 32.1-48.17. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1483 (Chapter 773); Howell, SB 685 (Chapter 1021))
Community health workers; James Madison University to study status, impact, and utilization thereof. (Patron-Landes, HJR 195 (P); Howell, SJR 19 (P))
Death; pronouncement by physician assistants. Amending  54.1-2972. (Patron-Lucas, SB 555 (Chapter 92))
Emergency electrical systems; required in hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Amending  32.1-127 and 63.2-1732. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 292 (I) See SB181)
Emergency medical services vehicles; local agency consolidation, vehicle markings. Amending  32.1-111.14. (Patron-May, HB 542 (F))
End-of-life-care decisions; appointment of guardians and agents of incapacitated persons. Amending  37.1-134.13, 37.1-134.15, 54.1-2984 and 54.1-2986; adding  54.1-2989.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 308 (F))
Felonies; DNA sampling of arrestees for attempted crime. Amending 19.2-310.2:1. (Patron-McDougle, HB 776 (Chapter 445))
Feticide; penalty. Adding  18.2-32.2. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1 (Chapter 1026); Stolle, SB 319 (Chapter 1023))
Geriatricians; Joint Commission on Health Care to study access to and availability thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 135 (F))
Health Access Plan; created. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-371. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 196 (C))
Health care; joint subcommittee to study escalating cost thereof. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 85 (F))
Health care and prescription drugs; Joint Commission on Health Care to study improving services and lowering costs to Medicaid recipients through public-private partnerships. (Patron-Bell, SJR 58 (P))
Health Care Decisions Act; persons who may witness an advance directive. Amending  54.1-2982. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 139 (F))
Health Care Foundation; commending. (Patron-Mims, SJR 168 (P))
Health Care, Joint Commission on; cooperation of other agencies. Adding  30-170.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 692 (Chapter 296))
Health Care, Joint Commission on; staffing authority. Amending 30-168.4. (Patron-Martin, SB 656 (F))
Health departments, state and local; Chesterfield County may supplement salaries and expenses of employees. Amending 15.2-1508.3. (Patron-Martin, SB 45 (Chapter 157))
Health insurance; coverage for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3412.1:01. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 294 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending 2.2-2818, 32.1-325 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Ticer, SB 641 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for infertility. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Carrico, HB 619 (C); Puckett, SB 255 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for ovarian cancer screening and annual mammograms. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-325, 38.2-3418.1 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Stump, HB 1422 (C))
Health insurance plan; Secretary of Health and Human Resources, et al., to develop for certain unemployed residents, report. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1412 (F))
Health professionals; disciplinary proceedings and reporting requirements. Amending  32.1-125.01, 32.1-127.1:03, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2505, 54.1-2506.01, 54.1-2706, 54.1-2709.2, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-2915 and 54.1-3480; adding  54.1-2400.6, 54.1-2400.7 and 54.1-2400.8; repealing  54.1-2906, 54.1-2907, 54.1-2919, 54.1-3009, 54.1-3010, 54.1-3216 and 54.1-3615. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 577 (Chapter 64))
Health records; access by guardians ad litem and attorneys representing minors and certain adults. Amending  16.1-266, 16.1-343, 32.1-127.1:03, 37.1-67.3, 37.1-134.9, 37.1-134.12 and 37.1-134.21. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 878 (Chapter 66))
Health records; Joint Commission on Health Care to study use and disclosure thereof. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 134 (P))
Health records; patient’s executor or administrator may obtain copies. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-Joannou, HB 733 (Chapter 742))
Health records; privacy, access, etc. Amending  2.2-3705, 8.01-413, 16.1-266, 16.1-343, 32.1-127.1:03, 37.1-67.3, 37.1-134.9, 37.1-134.12, 37.1-134.21, 37.1-226 through 37.1-230 and 38.2-608. (Patron-Stolle, SB 337 (Chapter 1014))
Health records; privacy provisions. Amending  32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 879 (Chapter 67))
Health records; procedure for certain patients to obtain access to their records. Amending  2.2-3705, 8.01-413, 32.1-127.1:03, 37.1-230 and 38.2-608. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 877 (Chapter 65))
Health records; release of certain patient information to Commissioner of Department of Labor and Industry due to death or injury while on a work site. Amending  32.1-127.1:03 and 40.1-8. (Patron-Lambert, SB 136 (Chapter 163))
Health Security Act; created. Adding  32.1-331.18 and 32.1-331.19. (Patron-Griffith, HB 327 (F))
Health Spa Act; requirement for bond or letter of credit. Amending  59.1-296.2:1 and 59.1-306. (Patron-Amundson, HB 390 (Chapter 988))
Health-related data elements; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to create a reference database. (Patron-Lambert, SB 565 (Chapter 708))
Hospice; licensure. Amending  32.1-162.5. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1333 (C); Houck, SB 625 (C))
Hospital pharmacies; filling and stocking of automated drug dispensing systems by pharmacy technicians. Amending 54.1-3434.02. (Patron-Morgan, HB 690 (Chapter 140))
Hospitals; includes certain abortion clinics. Amending  32.1-123. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 146 (F))
Hospitals, nonprofit; interest rate on unpaid bills. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-Purkey, HB 312 (F))
Income tax, state; voluntary contribution for cancer research. Adding  58.1-346.25. (Patron-Hall, HB 1210 (C))
Indigent care; physicians providing services without charge immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Purkey, HB 280 (F); Suit, HB 1226 (F))
Infant screening program for metabolic disorders; Joint Commission on Health Care to collect information thereon. (Patron-Plum, HJR 164 (P))
Infants; screening tests required after delivery. Amending 32.1-65. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 1133 (Chapter 760))
Lead-Poisoning Prevention, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 43 (P))
License plates, special; issuance to encourage participation in the organ donor program. Adding  46.2-749.101. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 258 (I) See SB21)
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Adding  46.2-749.101. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 634 (I) See HB38)
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek waiver therefrom to establish asset transfer limits. (Patron-Landes, HB 1215 (C))
Medicaid; Joint Commission on Health Care to study current provision of brokered nonemergency transportation for recipients. (Patron-Athey, HJR 42 (F))
Medicaid-eligible persons with limited English proficiency; Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek reimbursement for translation and interpretation services provided thereto, report. (Patron-Lucas, SJR 122 (P))
Medical assistance services; eligibility for aged and disabled individuals. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 195 (C))
Medical assistance services; filing of application for admittance to a Veterans Care Center. Amending  63.2-405. (Patron-Watts, HB 907 (Chapter 305))
Medical assistance services; includes consumer-directed care, cash and counseling project waiver. Amending Chapter 460, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Newman, SB 671 (F))
Medical assistance services; includes long-term care partnership program. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Edwards, SB 266 (Chapter 246))
Medical assistance services; includes marriage and family therapist. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Shuler, HB 224 (Chapter 125))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; criteria for determining need. Amending  32.1-102.3 and 32.1-102.6. (Patron-Amundson, HB 391 (Chapter 95); Puller, SB 86 (Chapter 71))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; exempts facilities performing outpatient or ambulatory ophthalmic surgery. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-332, 32.1-333 and 32.1-334; adding  32.1-102.1:01 and 32.1-337.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 413 (F))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; not applicable to certain intermediate care facilities for mentally retarded. Amending  32.1-102.1. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 197 (Chapter 75))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; revises designation of parties to the case. Amending  32.1-102.6. (Patron-Stolle, SB 611 (C))
Medical complaint investigation committees and medical and psychological practices audit committees; abolished. Repealing  54.1-2922, 54.1-2923 and 54.1-3613. (Patron-Athey, HB 211 (Chapter 40); Martin, SB 5 (Chapter 68))
Medical costs; subrogation to lien from personal injuries due to negligence. Amending  8.01-66.4. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 499 (F))
Medical errors; reporting. Amending  32.1-127 and 32.1-276.6. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 521 (F))
Medical or health services to minors; notification to parents. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 381 (F))
Medical or health services to minors; provisions for records and reports. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 953 (F))
Medical records; introduction as evidence. Amending  16.1-88.2. (Patron-Joannou, HB 735 (C))
Medical treatment; penalty for interfering with injured employee of a railroad company. Adding  18.2-324.2. (Patron-Callahan, HB 1323 (F))
Medical treatment options; physician disclosure. Amending 38.2-3405; adding  54.1-2963.1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 224 (Chapter 675))
Midwives; Board of Health Professions to recommend system for regulation of certain. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 127 (F))
Minority young adults; Joint Commission on Health Care to study mental health needs and treatment thereof. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 25 (P))
Morning-after pill; institutions of higher education prohibited from making such available. Adding  23-7.5:1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1414 (F))
Morning-after pill; parental consent for minors required. Amending  54.1-2969; adding  54.1-2969.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 1403 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act; tax credit to certain clinics that deliver free health care. Amending  63.2-2004. (Patron-Nutter, HB 239 (Chapter 183))
Nosocomial infections; release of information. Adding  32.1-35.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 310 (F))
Nurse Practitioners Prescriptive Authority; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (Chapter 924, 2000 Acts). (HD 10)
Nurses; multistate licensure privilege. Amending  32.1-127.1:03, 32.1-127.3, 54.1-105, 54.1-106, 54.1-111, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2400.2, 54.1-2401, 54.1-2403.01, 54.1-2403.1, 54.1-2403.2, 54.1-2408.1, 54.1-2409, 54.1-2409.1, 54.1-2906, 54.1-2907, 54.1-3000, 54.1-3005, 54.1-3008, 54.1-3009, 54.1-3016, 54.1-3019 and 63.2-1805. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 633 (Chapter 49))
Nursing facilities and nursing homes; vaccination of residents. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1178 (Chapter 762))
Nursing home bed projects; conditions for issuance of an amended certificate of public need. Amending Chapter 912, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Callahan, HB 501 (Chapter 85); Rapp, HB 684 (I) See HB501; Norment, SB 388 (Chapter 91))
Nursing homes; establishment of staffing standards. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-Watts, HB 789 (F); Edwards, SB 672 (F))
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities; notification to electric utilities. Amending  32.1-126 and 63.2-1800. (Patron-Sickles, HB 891 (Chapter 304))
Oral health care; joint subcommittee to study access to and costs thereof. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 24 (P))
Outreach Oversight Committee; name changed to Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Committee. Amending  32.1-351.2. (Patron-Brink, HB 836 (Chapter 301))
Patient records; transfer or copies in conjunction with sale or relocation of practice. Amending  54.1-2405. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 875 (Chapter 53))
Pediatric specialized care nursing beds; authorization and acceptance of certain certificate of public need applications in Richmond City. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 740 (C))
Pharmaceutical assistance programs and discount purchasing cards; development of a single application form, Commissioners of Health and of Department for Aging to report on development. Amending  32.1-23.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 1202 (Chapter 318))
Pharmaceutical information; dissemination of Medicare benefits and training of senior citizen volunteers. Amending  32.1-23.1. (Patron-Potts, SB 158 (Chapter 73))
Pharmaceutical services; established for certain low-income patients. Adding  32.1-73.8. (Patron-BaCote, HB 359 (F))
Pre-hospital emergency medical services; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 133 (P))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Deeds, SB 377 (C))
Prescription drugs; assistance for senior citizens. Adding 32.1-366 through 32.1-370. (Patron-Purkey, HB 197 (F))
Public water supplies; emergency plans for safe handling during any extended power outage. Amending  32.1-170. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 1198 (Chapter 317))
Public-Private Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Programs; Department of Medical Assistance Services to study. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 50 (F))
Racial and ethnic disparity in health care; joint subcommittee to study ways to eliminate. (Patron-Baskerville, HJR 157 (F))
Registered nurses; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish task force to examine issues relating to screening and testing pursuant to Medicaid program. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 45 (F))
Reproductive technology, assisted; Joint Commission on Health Care to study business practices and ethical issues relating thereto. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 83 (F))
Reproductive technology, assisted; joint subcommittee to study regulation of embryo laboratories engaging therein. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 84 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain property of churches, and medical products, etc., of Department of Medical Assistance Services, and certain entities that foster athletic programs, etc., for youth. Amending  58.1-3, 58.1-609.10 and 58.1-609.11. (Patron-Orrock, HB 515 (Chapter 536); Colgan, SB 585 (Chapter 515))
Risk management plans; includes medical malpractice liability insurance for physicians and sole community hospitals, report. Amending  2.2-1839; adding  2.2-1839.1. (Patron-Newman, SB 601 (Chapter 822))
School divisions; urging to provide diversified health, nutrition and physical education activities for students. (Patron-Tata, HJR 260 (P))
School health report cards; development. Adding  22.1-79.4. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 468 (F))
Septic systems; validity of septic tank permits. Amending 32.1-164.1:1. (Patron-Suit, HB 930 (Chapter 916))
Sewage Sludge, Requirements and Regulations of Land Application of Biosolids; Report of Department of Health on (Chapter 681, 2003 Acts). (SD 14)
Sewage systems and public water supplies, local; adequacy. Adding  32.1-170.1, 32.1-170.2 and 32.1-170.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 747 (C))
Sexual assault; Department of Health to study statewide response to victims and prevention thereof. (Patron-Watkins, SJR 131 (P))
Sickness and Disability Program; medical absences due to pregnancy. Amending  51.1-1110. (Patron-Ingram, HB 698 (F))
Stem cell research; joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical, and scientific issues relating thereto. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 20 (F))
Synagis (palivizumab) for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Health Department and Academy of Pediatrics to adopt recommendations issued by American Academy of Pediatrics on use thereof. (Patron-Baskerville, HJR 156 (F))
Telemedicine initiatives; abolishes reporting requirements by Commissioner of Health. Repealing  32.1-19.1. (Patron-Wampler, SB 278 (Chapter 683))
Tobacco products; tax increased, revenue deposited in Health Care Fund and Local Government School Construction Fund. Amending 58.1-1001, 58.1-3830 and 58.1-3840; adding  32.1-366 and 32.1-367; repealing  58.1-3831. (Patron-Howell, SB 74 (I) See SB465)
Tobacco products; tax increased, revenue deposited in Health Care Trust Fund. Amending  58.1-1000 through 58.1-1008, 58.1-1009, 58.1-1010, 58.1-1012, 58.1-1013, 58.1-1014, 58.1-1017, 58.1-3830 and 58.1-3832; repealing  58.1-3831. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 33 (F))
Trauma Center Fund; established to accept funds paid for DUI convictions. Adding  18.2-270.01. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 1143 (Chapter 999))
Trauma centers in hospitals; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study use and financing thereof. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HJR 115 (I) See HJR183; McDonnell, HJR 183 (P))
Unborn child; penalty for death or bodily injury. Adding 18.2-51.5. (Patron-Bell, HB 671 (I) See HB1)
Unborn child; penalty for death or bodily injury, reporting of childbirth. Adding  18.2-51.5 and 18.2-510.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 230 (I) See HB1)
Unborn child; penalty for killing. Adding  18.2-32.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 498 (I) See HB1)
Unborn child; penalty for murder. Adding  18.2-32.2. (Patron-Black, HB 196 (I) See HB1; Lingamfelter, HB 378 (I) See HB1; McDougle, HB 772 (I) See HB1)
VCU Health System Authority; confirming appointments. (Patron-Ingram, HJR 276 (P))
Vital records; filing of death certificates. Amending  32.1-263. (Patron-Reid, HB 159 (Chapter 124))
Water wells; location and testing in Goochland County. Amending 32.1-176.4. (Patron-Watkins, SB 125 (Chapter 72))
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